Shirley A. (Deegan) Benson
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Shirley Benson, age 80 of Ross Township, wife of the late F. Thomas Benson; beloved mother of Francis (Karen Males) Benson III, Chris (Clyde) Wessel, Theresa "Terry" Benson, Patrick (Stacey Markham) Benson and the late Elizabeth "Betsy" and Margaret "Marty" Benson; sister of Paul (Margie) Deegan of Jacksonville, FL and late Jane Suchevich; grandmother of Lucas (Krista), Benjamin, Jacob (Terra) and Bridget Wessel, Collin, Riley and Layne Benson; great-grandmother of Greyson, Ellis and Colvin. Shirley was a longtime community swim program director at Northgate, a Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader, and Salvation Army Auxiliary member. She loved camping, sewing and music. Her front door was always open and she was a "mom" to all. She adored her grandchildren and never missed the grandkids at the Auglaize County Fair. Family and friends received Saturday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Sunday 2-6 p.m. at the LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 460 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Monday at the Church of the Assumption, Bellevue.